John Tortorella is a man of few words, at least when he is in front of the microphones for a news conference. Put him on the bench with another coach to scream at, and he's just a little more effusive.
New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer found that out Monday as the two bench bosses engaged in a shouting match after Rangers forward Mike Rupp gave an extra pop on New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur after already being called for one roughing penalty as things got chippy in the Eastern Conference Final.
Prior to that exchange, Tortorella had made more news this postseason by keeping quiet. He's rarely given reporters more than a "no" or a "next question" in his extremely brief news briefings. But Tortorella wasn't always so tight-lipped in his dealings with the media. In fact, his outbursts over the years have been among the most memorable interactions between coaches and reporters.